Senior Kinship Program
Good for you. Good for your community.
The Senior Kinship Program connects volunteers to seniors living in Anoka County. Some services include companionship, outings, running errands, and providing medical and non-medical transportation. We strive to help people remain independent in their homes, and to provide a helping hand to Anoka County senior residents that may be isolated or home-bound. Through community exposure and interactions with our clients, Senior Kinship Volunteers further ACCAP’s mission by empowering seniors who are low income, assisting them in achieving their dreams and aspirations.
Who is Eligible for Senior Kinship Services?
Clients are referred to the Senior Kinship Program via public health agencies, social service agencies, family members and friends. Clients are also welcome to refer themselves for services. Below is the criteria for receiving Senior Kinship services:
- Must be 60 years of age or older
- Must be a resident of Anoka County
- Is not receiving a waiver
Becoming A Volunteer:
The Senior Kinship Program is successful because of volunteers like you! Several volunteer opportunities are available to be a part of this program including home visitor, client transportation, donation delivery driver, service project participant, warmline support, and community partner and donor. Some requirements for being a volunteer include:
- Pass a required background check, if necessary
- Have reliable transportation
- Have a desire to give back to the community and further ACCAP’s mission
Volunteers receive ongoing support and training. Additional benefits include:
- Federal mileage reimbursement rate for transportation (portal to portal)
- Hourly stipend reimbursement (applicable to certain volunteer opportunities)
- Orientation, training and volunteer appreciation/recognition
- Lifelong friendships